Is it safe for immunocompromised people to have pets?, HealthyPet Magazine
For people with compromised immune systems, the risk of disease transmission from pets may be higher than it is for healthy people. That doesn’t mean, however, that immunocompromised people can’t share their lives with pets.
Computer Cat-tastrophe: your four most common cat-keyboard catastrophes solved, Catster magazine
In order to help the countless human companions of cats with the anxiety and sheer panic caused by IT ~ dare I say it? ~ cat-tastrophes ~ here are the four most common cat-related IT mishaps and their simple solutions.
Feeding your cat as a hunter, Feline Wellness magazine
As obligate carnivores, cats are hunters at heart. Research that explores the intersection between their hunting and eating habits is changing how we feed our kitties ~ and it’s having a positive impact on feline health and behavior.
Thyroid disease in pets: What should you know?, HealthyPet Magazine
Thyroid disease tends to come on in cats and dogs gradually, so much so that you may not notice anything’s amiss. Here's what you need to know so you can be proactive.
Living Well: Healing paws, American Legion Magazine
Hypervigilance helps keep combat soldiers alive in the field, but it can be detrimental to civilian life. Trained service dogs can help veterans dealing with PTSD engage in life again.
Living Well: Seniors and pets, American Legion Magazine
Research evidence varies that having a pet is good for seniors, but the prevailing wisdom is that animal companions benefit people of all ages.
The mutual admiration society, Best Friends Animal Society magazine
Many elderly residents of Catalina Springs Memory Center suffer from diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Some have lost fine motor skills. Some can no longer speak at. But place itty bitty kittens in their hands, and they’ll hold them and pet them, feed them with a bottle and clean their furry little faces, and stimulate their bottoms to help them pee and poop.
Feeling stressed or sick? Try some pet therapy, Healthcare Financial Management Association/HERe newsletter
Research increasingly has shown that pets have a positive effect on human health, and there’s some strong evidence that having a pet enhances social interaction and support, too.
Pancreas Awareness, Cat Fancy
Knowing the signs can make all the difference for cats with acute and chronic pancreatitis and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.
Can Cats Get Lyme Disease?, Feline Wellness/Animal Wellness
Cats are less vulnerable to the infection than humans are, but it’s still important to take precautions.
New Hope, Cat Fancy
Feline fitness and rehabilitation centers are quickly becoming an option for sick or injured cats.
Crazy for Catnip, Cat Fancy
All you need to know about the plant that drives (many) cats wild.
Cool Cats: Maine Attraction, Cat Fancy
A rescue cat in Maine becomes a local TV station’s Storm Center mascot and a statewide celebrity.